Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Google Launches New Web Browser - Chrome

Several years after it was first expected, Google joins the browser wars today in its own name after participating primarily as the default search engine in Mozilla’s Firefox. Of course, it’s not just a browser—Google Chrome is an open-source combo browser and platform with a Swiss-Army knife set of roles: add to the anti-Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) arsenal, give the user yet one more reason to stay in the Google ecosystem, give Google more control over data, etc. It’s also quite possible that it will draw more away from Mozilla’s Firefox than from Microsoft Internet Explorer; both have new versions out with IE8, still in beta, giving users privacy controls that could threaten Google Chrome will feature enhanced address-bar features, including a new format for tabs, the ability to view Web pages as thumbnails, and other new features meant to make web browsing faster. The browser, of course, will integrate various Google services in it, something that rivals has accused Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) of doing over the years when invoking the monopoly claims against the software giant.


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